Joanne Senn



I count over 12 years experience in counselling as a private practitioner/ EMDR therapist and also I have been a counsellor at the Juvenile Court. I worked at Sri Lanka Sumithrayo, a social service organization in the area of suicide prevention.

My area of specialization is EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a therapy for those whose lives are affected by any traumatic events such as Man made disasters/Natural disasters. The EMDR therapy is known to help victims resume normal life.


At Present I am a Committee member of the Sri Lanka EMDR Association and Facilitator for EMDR workshops. Committee member of the Sri Lanka National Association of Counsellors – 2004 – 2014, and held of secretary 2003-2004 and Vice President from 2007 – 2008.


My work is about giving people what I call a safe place or sacred space, where people can release their experiences and emotions so that they may be free within. The journey of healing is to move from being a victim to a victor.